Sony Pictures has moved the release date for The Smurfs from August 3 to July 29. The move likely comes in response to Fox shifting its release of Rise of the Apes from November 23 to August 5.

As of now, The Smurfs will be going up against Jon Favreau's Cowboys and Aliens and the Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling comedy Crazy Stupid Love on July 29.

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Raja Gosnell directed The Smurfs from a script by J. David Stem and David N. Weiss.